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Hands-in-dirt: give a speech!

I have already invited to some occasions to give speech on OpenCourseWare. I have to prepare well and remember to write down the arguments I present, people's reactions and counterarguments.

By practicing well, I can convince people better.

Task Discussion

  • Philipp   Oct. 7, 2011, 7:38 a.m.

    Have you found a place / occasion yet? I know that for myself - having a date is the only way to actually prepare slides and get ready. Happy to look at the argument you are planning to make and circulate to friends. I'm on the board of the OpenCourseWare consortium, and we have staff that helps institutions with these presentations. 

  • Vesa Linja-aho   Oct. 13, 2011, 3:32 p.m.
    In Reply To:   Philipp   Oct. 7, 2011, 7:38 a.m.

    Yes, I have! I have talked in the management meeting, to the staff in a seminar workshop, and in person to one manager.

    And the response was positive, great! (Actually, the only concern was how the costs are distributed among the university :-). I will summarize my experiences later, when I have time to write.